Snow began falling Sunday night and coating roads, making travel difficult.
Six to 10 inches of snow will accumulate for most before it tapers off for the Monday morning commute. There may be a few towns that pick up as much as 12 inches.
Here is what to expect:
Snow began to break out from west to east Sunday between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Hundreds of schools posted closings for Monday and Gov. Ned Lamont announced state offices would open at 10:30 a.m. on Monday.
The snow accumulated quickly overnight. Most of the state saw mostly snow, however, there was a chance of snow mixed with sleet and rain along the southeast coast.
By 6 a.m., the snow will begin to taper off quickly from west to east as the storm will be moving quickly. Lingering flurries and messy roads are likely after a half a foot of snow accumulates in many locations.
The state will clean up with a blend of clouds and sunshine and comfortable temperatures into the middle and upper 30s, improving road conditions with the strong March sun angle.
A few passing flurries are possible during the day.
Much colder air begins to work in Tuesday through Thursday with high temperatures not making it out of the 20s. This will be about 20 degrees below the average high in the middle-to-upper 40s.